Oral glucose and venepuncture reduce blood sampling pain in newborns.

  title={Oral glucose and venepuncture reduce blood sampling pain in newborns.},
  author={Mats Eriksson and Maria Gradin and Jens Schollin},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={55 3},
The objectives of this study were to measure pain symptoms in healthy fullterm newborns undergoing routine blood sampling with different methods. The 120 study subjects were randomly allocated to one of four groups with 30 babies in each, namely venepuncture or heel stick, with or without oral glucose administration. Pain was assessed from the duration of crying within the first 3 min, the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) and changes in heart rate. When the babies received 1 ml 30% glucose… CONTINUE READING
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